American patriot who sent
He received news in 1775 that the British were set to march on Lexington and Concord, and he sent
He was commissioned as a Major General in the Battle of Bunker Hill, but insisted on fighting as an ordinary private.
He was born into a respected farming family in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
His children's education was provided for after his death by Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and other leaders of the American Revolution.